A new initiative of ELI Utah to support Utahns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent earthquake.

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  • Overview

    Although Utah's population is the youngest in the nation, Utah lacks Gen-Z and Millennial representation and participation in government.The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) of Utah aims to elevate the voice and impact of young voters in their local, state and national governments.


  • Our Pillars of Civic Engagement

    Make an impact in your community


    Lead by Voting

    With such a simple act, young leaders can change an election and shape a community.


    Lead by Serving

    We work to increase the number of young leaders serving on public sector and nonprofit boards.


    Lead by Running

    We empower young leaders to run for office in school boards, city councils, the Legislature & other offices.


    Lead by Caring

    We work to build our community by encouraging young voters to volunteer and serve others locally.

  • Board of Directors

    Achievers. Dreamers. Doers.

    Kelsey Price


    Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs

    Cate Klundt

    Vice Chair

    Utah Association of REALTORS

    Neela Pack


    Dorsey & Whitney

    Jeffrey Van Hulten


    Utah Board of Education

    Silvia Catten

    Operations Director

    Millcreek City Council

    Alissa Dailey

    Lead by Running Director

    Utah Association of REALTORS

    Derek Deitsch

    Programming Director

    Downtown Alliance

    Andres Gonzalez

    Lead by Voting Director

    Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office

    Shannon Ellsworth

    Lead by Serving Director

    Slate Canyon Consulting
    Provo City Council

    Gavin Mathis

    Marketing & Communications Director

    Method Communications

    Erik Mikkelsen

    Outreach & Partnerships Director

    Western Governors University

    Mario Organista

    Diversity Director

    Salt Lake Community College

    Jim Porter

    Rural Director

    World Trade Center Utah

    Rachel Stone

    Strategic Initiatives Director

    Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget

    Ingrid Warner

    Development Director

    Waterford School

    Erin Wynn

    Policy Director

    Martha Hughes Cannon Statue Legislative Oversight Committee

  • Advisory Board

    Advocates. Mentors. Awesome.

    Lt. Governor Spencer Cox

    The State of Utah

    Senator Luz Escamilla

    Utah Senate

    Rob Brough

    Zions Bank

    Natalie Gochnour

    Gardner Policy Institute

    Allyson Isom

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    Stan Lockhart


    Pat Jones

    Women's Leadership Institute

    Kirk Jowers


    Boyd Matheson

    Deseret News

    Jason Perry

    The Hinckley Institute of Politics

    Courtney McBeth

    The University of Utah

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